swf to video

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by ushere, Feb 18, 2007.

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    ushere Guest

    best software to convert swf files (ver 4 and above) to avi (uncompressed)?


    ushere, Feb 18, 2007
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    ushere Guest

    i have, i have. there are so many out there that i have no idea how to
    differentiate one from another. yes, i could download trials of them
    all, but life's too short for that ;-)

    i was hoping ssomebody had trod the path before me....

    ushere, Feb 18, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    I have trod the path before you, and have the sore feet to prove it,
    too. :)

    In my situation, it wasn't just the conversion of .swf files to
    uncompressed .avi files, it was also the conversion of .flv files to
    uncompressed .avi files.

    Like you, I searched Google and got a zillion hits. I tried trial
    versions of numerous programs and get widely varying results.
    Basically, what I found was that some programs would convert some
    files fine but not other files.

    What I finally did was getting several programs and adding them to my
    "video toolkit arsenal" so that I would be more or less prepared to
    convert almost anything that came my way. I can't even give you the
    names of all of these programs; in fact, several of them have very
    similar names.

    My best suggestion to you is that if you're lucky and all of the files
    that you need to convert come from the same source, you may just find
    a single program that will perfectly convert them all. Else, you may
    end up like me with a half-dozen new applications on your system.

    Good luck, and sorry that I couldn't offer more specific advice, but
    especially when it comes to .flv files, with MP3 audio, Nelly Moser
    audio, Spark video, On2 VP6 video, etc., the number of variations
    seems too great for any one program to properly handle. Even with just
    plain old .swf files, there appear to be some variations due to the
    specific software that was used to create the file. These days, there
    are many applications besides the Adobe/Macromedia Flash products that
    are capable of creating .swf files.

    The above was my experience about six or eight months ago when I went
    through all of this. Perhaps things have improved since. I don't know
    because I haven't revisited the situation.

    As a starting point, I would suggest that you try the free trial of
    Total Video Converter.


    You might also want to try Super ©, which is free.

    Frank, Feb 19, 2007
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    ushere Guest

    many thanks for you time and input frank. nice doing business with you ;-)

    my main problem is getting some really cute text output from a couple of
    swf text generators into vegas 7. apparently 7 doesn't recognise any swf
    after ver 4. i like some of the ffects in textosterone, which thankfully
    puts out an uncompressed mov file as well as swf. but more often than
    not, they usually put out swf 5 and upwards. i've got winavi (works, but
    is a bit of a toy with it's gui), and i tried amor, which did an awful
    job, but then again, it could have been my impatience not reading the
    i/o details.

    i'll stick with mov from textosterone for the moment, the only downside
    is that the text isn't well antialised so i have to use a little blur in

    dylan had it right in his clip - big cards.

    again thanks

    ushere, Feb 19, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    Okay, but since Super © is free, you could give that a try.
    Frank, Feb 19, 2007
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